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  • The Chautauqua Movement and Womens Suffrage
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    The Chautauqua Movement and Women's Suffrage

    Scholar Sarah Bell talked about the relationship between the Chautauqua movement and women’s suffrage in the late nineteenth century. She explained how the educational movement evolved from…

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  • Notable Western Women
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    Notable Western Women

    The Legendary Ladies, a historical interpretation group, portrayed notable women from Western history including sharpshooter Annie Oakley and labor activist Mother Jones. The Golden History…

    126 views
  • Conversations with Suffragists
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    Conversations with Suffragists

    On August 18, 1920, women won the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. To comemerate this anniversary, the National Archives hosted a conversation with interpreters from…

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    Gilded Suffragists

    Johanna Neuman talked about her book, Gilded Suffragists, about the women of New York’s social elite who joined the suffrage movement in the early 20th century. She spoke with Judy…

    1,095 views
  • emYale Needs Womenem
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    Yale Needs Women

    In 1969, Yale opened its doors to women for the first time in its 268-year history. In her book, “Yale Needs Women,” Anne Gardiner Perkins explained the challenges these women faced and the…

    62 views
  • Thomas Jefferson and George Washington
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    Thomas Jefferson and George Washington

    Veteran historical interpreters portraying Thomas Jefferson and George Washington engaged in a conversation about their roles in the Revolutionary War and the constitutional government that followed.…

    42 views
  • Jefferson Lafayette and the French Revolution
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    Jefferson, Lafayette and the French Revolution

    Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette -- portrayed by Monticello’s Bill Barker and Colonial Williamsburg’s Mark Schneider-- discussed the French Revolution, the alliance between…

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  • Interpreting Thomas Jefferson and Slavery
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    Interpreting Thomas Jefferson and Slavery

    Thomas Jefferson interpreter Bill Barker and Monticello’s Historic Interpretation Manager, Brandon Dillard, discused how depictions of both slavery and Jefferson’s life have changed over recent…

    184 views
  • Gardening at Monticello
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    Gardening at Monticello

    Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Bill Barker, discussed his love of gardening from the West Lawn of Monticello. He talked about his planting methods, experiments, and the enslaved people who tended and…

    320 views
  • Thomas Jeffersons Image
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    Thomas Jefferson's Image

    Gaye Wilson talked about the clues in Thomas Jefferson’s dress and mannerisms that reveal how he wished to present himself and his politics in the new Republic. Ms. Wilson is a senior historian at…

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  • Thomas Jeffersons Papers
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    Thomas Jefferson's Papers

    J. Jefferson Looney talked about the decades-long project to compile Thomas Jefferson’s correspondence and other papers so that the “Sage of Monticello” will be more accessible to scholars and the public.…

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  • Thomas Jefferson on Declaring Independence
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    Thomas Jefferson on Declaring Independence

    To mark Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts state holiday commemorating the Battles of Lexington, Concord and Menotomy in April, 1775, Monticello hosted a conversation with President Thomas…

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  • Thomas Jeffersons Image
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    Thomas Jefferson's Image

    Gaye Wilson talked about the clues in Thomas Jefferson’s dress and mannerisms that reveal how he wished to present himself and his politics in the new Republic. Ms. Wilson is a senior historian…

    718 views
  • Confederate Monuments and Memorials
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    Confederate Monuments and Memorials

    Historians Kevin Levin and Hilary Green looked at how the Civil War is remembered through the memorial landscape and discussed whether to remove or contextualize Confederate monuments.…

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  • Confederate Monuments and Memorials
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    Confederate Monuments and Memorials

    Historians Edna Greene Medford and Vernon Burton discussed the debate over Confederate monuments and memorials and shared their opinions on when such statues should be removed and what to do with…

    847 views
  • Debating and Removing Monuments
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    Debating and Removing Monuments

    Historians David Blight and Annette Gordon-Reed talked about recent debates over historical monuments, discussing how people could make decisions about removing or contextualizing them…

    703 views
  • Understanding the Civil War
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    Understanding the Civil War

    Historian Gary Gallagher addressed the misconceptions Americans have about the Civil War and outlined four concepts he believes are crucial in understanding the conflict. This talk was part…

    1,644 views
  • The Whole Civil War in 56 Minutes
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    The Whole Civil War in 56 Minutes

    Garry Adelman of the American Battlefield Trust tackled the whole Civil War in 56 minutes. He began with the lead-up to the war, from the Compromise of 1850 to Bloody Kansas to Abraham Lincoln’s…

    2,811 views
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    Here is Germany

    Originally titled “Know Your Enemy: Germany” and intended for release during World War II, this U.S. War Department film was revised after Germany’s surrender into an orientation film for…

    490 views
  • Reel America emThe Negro Soldierem
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    The Negro Soldier

    This 1944 documentary was intended to encourage African Americans to enlist in the U.S. Army during World War II. The film traces the history of African American contributions to society…

    3,707 views
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